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Freeview Light on the Ramsey (IoM) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ramsey (IoM) transmitter which serves 2,500 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ramsey (IoM) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Ramsey (IoM) transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)136mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C45- (665.8MHz)136mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Granada), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Granada),

 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)136mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Ramsey (IoM) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Ramsey (IoM) transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 166km southeast
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 166km southeast
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Ramsey (IoM) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314/11/12-2013-1730th Jun 2020-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EB EB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Thursdays 18th June and 16th July 2009.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 100W
Analogue 1-4(-10dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Douglas transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Ramsey (IoM) was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015
c button
8:04 PM

Tried disconnecting booster - bypassed it with aerial. No signal whatsoever. Tried retuning to north west and to isle of man as secondary. Wonder if manx telecom phone exchange tower is causing probs as it it 20 metres from back door! Carol b IM8 2LZ

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c button's 3 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
12:09 AM

c button: is your booster a masthead? Try just a cheap portable aerial - you might be fine.

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MikeB's 2,514 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 16 January 2016
c button
7:35 PM

Have tried everything you suggested. Problem much worse - pixellated recep/drop out on all channels. Aerial man checked conns but reckons that Ulster going fully digital in Sept 2014 has interfered with signal, esp chann 23 28. Also 4G mast outside may be causing probs. Next door on left - no probs. Next door on right retunes every other day! Giving up now! Can't cope with not being able to watch QI and have read 20 books since 1 Jan! Thanks for help.

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c button's 3 posts GB
11:14 PM

c button: Should there be any suspicion that 4G transmissions are possibly responsible for your problem, then contact a company called at800 as seen on the undermentioned link, as they have up to date info on any 4G installations that may have taken place in your area, likewise if verified, will send you a filter for your aerial system totally free of charge, said filter being inserted in line with your TV's aerial input socket.

Contact us | Advice or general enquiries | at800

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